Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1.  Heather at 365 Days of Awesome is hosting an amazing virtual race right now that supports her fundraising efforts for Team Gab and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation for the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon in honor of her daughter Gabby who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011. 

Go HERE to find out how you can participate in the virtual race and support Team Gab!

DO IT.  Heather has some AMAZING prizes lined up and will start choosing winners on Friday January 20th.  You don’t want to miss out.  Choose a race distance.  Donate.  You’ve got until February 17th to run your virtual race.  CANCER KNOWS NO AGE.  #cancersucks


2.   Since we are already talking about running … I ran for 30 minutes without needing or wanting to walk on Monday!  That’s progress friends.  Last week I ran 4 days.  If you’ve been reading for a while then you know for all of last year I only ran 3 days a week.  This week I plan to attempt to run 5 days.  And going forward that is my goal.  5 days a week.  I’m tired just thinking about it.  Also this week I stepped outside my comfort zone and took a Spin Class at my gym.  I’ve taken spin once before about 6 years ago but I don’t remember it being anything like class was this week.  I LOVED IT.  I can’t wait to go again.  I was thinking about going today but my sitting bones are sooo sore still and I would rather run!  Next week I’ll be back!

3.  For those of you who don’t know I’ve been following the Weight Watchers program since last May.  On WW every food is assigned a point value.  Recently my daily allotted points went from 29 to 26 because they overhauled the program.  At first I was concerned about loosing 3 pts a day but lately I’ve noticed that I have a hard time eating all my daily points.  I think this has to do with the fact that I’ve been avoiding junk food this month and that I recently made a change to our dinners and started to include small salads.  Having a small salad before dinner each night has been filling me up and I haven’t been wanting to snack as much after dinner.  {Salad includes green leaf lettuce, half a tomato, and a mixture of julienned carrots, zucchini and radish topped with homemade ranch dressing --- also sometimes I add whatever other veggies I have on hand like mushrooms or broccoli and/or feta cheese.}  Even though yesterday I felt like I couldn’t eat enough all day long I still had leftover daily allotted points at the end of the day.  {Don’t worry, I eat a lot.  In fact I am going to do a “What I Ate Post” soon.  Its just that I eat a lot of no-point or low-point foods all day long.}  Anyways my point of this randomness was that I decided to increase my greek yogurt serving for breakfast in an attempt to increase my daily points.  So this morning I had 1/2 a cup {instead of only a 1/3 of a cup} mixed with a mashed banana, strawberry jam, and raw oats.  And?  Well, I couldn’t eat it all!  It just seemed like so much more food so I ended up putting the leftovers in the fridge and I’ll eat it later as a snack.  Oh vey.

Did you click on the links above to donate to Team Gab and run the virtual race?  WHAT are you WAITING for?!? 


Got any randomness you’d like to share today?


christa said...

Awesome job Jesse on the running and the WW. I love greek yogurt!! One of the best after running snacks is 2pp worth of Nutella on a banana dipped in ff vanilla greek yogurt, Yum-o!!
My training plan calls for 5 days a week running and 1 day yoga and 1 day rest. I'm only in week 2 but so far so good!!

Suz and Allan said...

Great job with your running! I just added you as a friend on daily mile and I am super impressed with your week!

I'm doing her virtual race too. What a great cause!